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Virginia Rodrigues: Nos

Veloso-styled diva Virginia Rodrigues’ first album Sol Negro was over-earnest in its attempt to send the world a Bahian greeting. Despite fine performances and a classic repertoire, it sounded too skittish to be a true statement.

With the release of Nos, Rodrigues and her piece of the new baroque Latin style flower into full maturity. There is a confidence here that, assuredly, comes from a belief in her own integrity, but it’s strengthened and nourished by tradition - the music of the other Carnival, the Bahian festa not witnessed by many tourists, given in the Brazilian state considered a microcosm ...



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